5o and Want my Silicon 250's Out! - Denver, CO

I'm 50 and have had my 250cc silcon gel implants...

I'm 50 and have had my 250cc silcon gel implants for 9 years. I'm 5'2' weighed 115lbs at surgery. PS implanted under the muscle and did a "mini lift" supra-Aerolar Tuck. Basically lifted the nipples up a bit. I have felt these implants were too large for my frame from the beginning. If only these types of sites were available 9 years ago. I should have had a lift. I nursed by my kids each for a year, one favored my left breast therefore the aerolar is a bit larger! So basically they sucked the happiness out of my breasts! BUT would not trade that bonding for anything:) I met with a different PS a year ago and she said I would have to have a lift and smaller implants. I was disappointed as the price was also expensive. Fast forward to current. I have gained 15 lbs since my surgery. I now am a 34DD! I look matronly, and feel as though they add 10lbs to my appearance! No tops fit me, I'm unable to jog, when I walk for exerciseI have to "double buckle" the girls. You ladies have inspired me beyond words! I have a consult Monday and Thursday! My husband of 26 years is completely supportive of my decision. I want my implants removed at the fold and I want this done under local! I know they will be saggy, but I know I will happily embrace them, they will be Flatulous. I'm also really looking forward to taking a full deep breath without the bags pressing into my lungs. A few questions for you experienced Explant gals: I was told a year ago that I didn't have capsular contracture, does the PS remove the pocket or leave it in? I know I shouldn't care, but did alot of people recognize what you did? I'm not sharing this with anyone.
I kept my capsules in, they were thin and soft and basically transparent. I knew I had thin capsules and no contracture and looked for a surgeon that would leave them in. If your breasts are soft, you most likely can keep the capsule in, it's less invasive and drains are not necessary. I think recovering time is lessened as well. When you remove the capsule/pocket it can take out breast tissue that you don't want to lose, you also have a heightened risk of concavity and nipples becoming inverted. This is what I have read/seen in reviews anyway. I did mine with local and it was perfect, chatted all the way through surgery, and I didn't use any sedation :)) Took an advil when the anesthesia wore off and nothing since!
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Thanks for sharing your story. I am awaiting explant and spoke to 2 PS. One said the capsules will be removed, the other said a partial capsule removal will be done (meaning only one side of the capsule) but he basically said he won't know for sure until surgery. I posted a question in the forum asking people how widely do they share their implant/explant with others. I told my parents, sister, and a few friends about my implants and have told the same people about my explant. Now that I'm fairly deflated (my saline implants were deflated by the PS), a couple of people have said I looked like I lost weight. To which I said I did (truth!)
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2nd consult for Explant!

Hello Ladies,
Had my second consult this morning! Really liked the PS and his staff! He is recommending Local with IV sedation. Thinks the sugary will take 45 minutes. Doesn't think I have calcification based on how my breast feel. therefore will not remove my capsules. However, that can always change once he gets in there. If he doesn't remove my capsules he will not need to put drains in. He was also encouraging and feels that with the mini lift I had 9 years ago and the add'l natural breast tissue from my weight gain that I should be pretty happy with the results! Yay! Meeting with my next PS thursday. Would definitely go with the PS i just saw depending on what I learn Thursday! He can fit me in Mid May!!!!
Yay! Loving your story so far. Aren't the ladies in this community great!? And they will here for you as you progress. Please keep keeping us posted. :)
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That's great news! Sounds like you will have good explant results. Did you get a quote for the explant from this PS?
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Thank you very optimistic, looking forward to Thursday so can make a decision on which PS and get this explant booked! First quote was $4500, she has 1.5 hrs for surgery, the PS I went to today has only 45 minutes and a quote of $3200. He being by far the most experienced and whom I feel most confident with at this moment. Was your Explant quote @ the same?
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Explant surgery BOOKED!!!! ~ 1 week

Hello Ladies! Had my 3rd consult this morning! REALLY liked this PS and staff! She is rated one of the Top Docs in Denver! They had a surgery cancellation next Thursday, so one week from today!!!! So very excited to have these implants removed and be natural again. She also said it didn't feel like I had calcification so she will leave in the pockets and most likely I will not have drains:) So happy to get this done before summer, it will be nice to not be bulging out of my tops and have a swim top/suit fit me! Funny how consumed I was to get them and now I think I'm more consumed with getting them out of me! She did say, through menopause (2 years post now) and weight gain I have some breast tissue. I don't want to much I want small natural breasts. This will be just the motivation I need to take my body back and nurture ME. Only thing left to do is find a nice front zip compression bra. She did say if I can find molded cups it will help with the natural appearance after the skin/tissue has retracted! Her patient coordinator said Victoria Secret has some nice athletic zip fronts or Nike makes a good one! YAY! Thank you all for your encouragement and sharing your stories. Also, I found it very helpful and educational to watch a few removals on youtube. I know it sounds crazy, but there are several very accredited docs that have the procedure up, check it out if you can stomach it! Cheers to having the weight lifted off my chest and giving lots of soft hugs:)
Please continue to post! My boobs look a lot like yours. Can wait to see your result. I'm having mine deflated in 2 weeks & then having the bags removed in Aug. after Ironman Boulder
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Congrats! Wow that is quick - between consult and the surgery date. Wishing you the best! Can't wait to hear about your surgery.
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How are you feeling today Prana? I know crazy, everything fell into place. Another sign this was meant to be. Glad I don't have too much time to worry. A lady who had a procedure booked is having to move, so the time opened up and I jumped on it! My mission to find a front closure sports bra failed. Vic Secret is front zip but has a wire bra underneath…..no thank you! Nike no longer makes the zip front and the under armor fit me funny. I have heard some of you ladies talk about fruit of the loom, does that bra provide compression? Thanks CandS, I may see if I can get a valmont expressed to me for next thursday! Any other ideas? Thanks!
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Pre-Op Appt today

Pre-op appt went well! I

It sounds as though many of the ladies on RS have had different experiences with the pain after explant. I asked my nurse today what to expect and she said for what she has seen with her post-op patients is soreness, she said just stay on top of the pain until it subsides, everyone is different. The main concern is the psychologic/emotional aspects of what we have gotten to know of our Augmented breasts then being natural!

So, to help me with this portion of my recovery, my plan tomorrow is to try on a few of my favorite clothes that I love but I feel uncomfortable with because I'm spilling out of them, Spring Dresses, Bathing Suits, Tops, Workout Tops. I will take before pics, then once these implants are out and I'm sagging but smaller I will try on the same clothes and take after pictures, I will post a few. I know seeing how I look before and after will hopefully make me feel great:)

The other thing, if I do start getting emotional with the removal, while I have no current issues, at some point they will need to be removed. I really don't want to go into explant surgery later in life especially since I'm healthy now. They served their purpose when I was younger had babies and breast fed, then I was left with deflated breast. Therefore I thought I needed Implants. I have been obsessing about them being too large for my frame for years! So ready to get on with my life! Picked up about $150 in drugs from the Pharmacy that the Dr called in. Incase your new to my story, I'm having this done with a local, no CC, so no drains, should be about a 45 minute surgery. The is what my PS prescribed: Celebrex (anti inflammatory, pain reliever) most expensive, no generic $139. The rest $10 together. The Narco (narcotic pain reliever, for after surgery); Halcion (happy Pill, sedative) to take before surgery; Zofran (post-surgery anti-nausea) as needed, may not need. Keflex (antibiotic) for 7 days. She also gave me some SinEcch which is Homeopathic Arnica for help reduce bruising and swelling, 12 capsules that resolve under your tongue.

I will post an update after EXPLANT!!!!! My surgery is Thursday afternoon!!! Future soft hugs for everyone! Cannot wait!!!!
I'm excited for you. Can't wait to hear all.....Luck to you.
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Thinking of you, prayers for quick recovery!
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Good luck with your explant....look forward to your updates xxx
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Today is the day!

Hello Ladies, First thank you for all the love, knowledge and courage to move forward with my decision to explant. I rec'd this sweet text from my college daughter today:
"Morning! Good Luck, Love you to the moon and back, thinking of you! Call me after!
( . Y . ) So cute, little boobies!!!!!

Also I'm not big on horoscopes but read mine this morning: "You might be overly concerned about a situation. Keep your long-term objectives in mind" Perfect!!!!!! That is what I'm doing!!!!

Super busy today, I go in at 3:30, will update after if I feel up to it!

I really, really appreciate you ladies and all the well wishes. What a wonderful community of nurturing ladies, Cheers!
I hope you are resting well. I wish you the best outcome. God Bless, Gram1
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Thank you Gram! It went great, you can read my post and see my pics above!
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Wishing the easiest time and recovery...
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Implant Free!!!!!

Hello all! I may be little loopy but I wanted to give you all an update! It went great!

I will give you all a play by play! I changed into a robe kept my yoga pants on and my comfy warm socks. I was taken to the room that the esthetician uses, spa music and all! I was instructed to bring in all my meds that I had picked up from the pharmacy, they crushed a Halcion (sedative) and a anti nausea med, and 2 Norcos. Done under local, felt like i was having a spa experience. We chatted the whole time, the Dr. Atagi and her PA. Karen Wonderful women! The silicone gels were in tact. You could feel her pulling to get them out, it didn't hurt but felt funny. She also cut away the original scar so she could suture fresh skin, all dissolvable! I didn't have CC so no drains were needed:) They covered my incision with a clear plastic bandage, that will stay in place until my 1 week post-op. I can shower tomorrow!!!! I'm putting up pics of Before implant, after implant, after explant, and with a bra I used to wear pre augment that I loved! YAY it fits me, and so pretty compared to granny bras I had to buy to accommodate the girls. I did have a lot of tissue, so now just hoping they fluff up a bit. I don't like the upper pole fullness that implants provide, so I will be happy if they stay right where they are! At this point 3 hours post surgery no pain, hubby just grilled some chicken, yummy. I think I will plant my self in front of the tv and relax.

So Happy with my decision:) ( . ) Y ( . ) = Little Boobies
Hi 50fabulousalmost, You really look awesome. You have a very good outcome. I am so pleased for you. You must be so relieved. I had my consultation today. I cannot expect a great outcome since I do not have much breast tissue and my implants are over the muscle. I am going to find out prices next week. How are you feeling today? Gram1
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Gram1, your story sounds like mine. My ps gave me 3 options and he seems to push for replacing them....not what I want. My pre op is May 21 but I still am not sure if I will do lift or not.
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It is a tough decision. How long have you had your implants? Gram1
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2 days post explant!!!!

Hello Ladies,
Everything has been going great! I took it easy Friday with the exception of a few errands. I took just tylenol no Norco, was not really in any pain just worried not to stay on top of things if pain were to occur. Today, I took a shower! My daughter and I ran some errands went to lunch and went to the movies. Dr. Atagi called while we were out to check on me and how I was doing and If I had any questions, she is really a top notch PS! I put on a genie type bra today and a regular top and was thrilled that it seemed to hang on me, where before it hung to my breasts! I was so happy and felt like a normal person walking around today, not the person trying to hide her breast. It was a great feeling. I cannot believe how much lighter I feel and how easy it is to breathe, sigh…. I know you all have read this before, but my only regret is not doing this sooner! Below are pics of the girls along with silicon girls. ( . ) Y ( >. ) Soft hugs!!!
Wow! You really look good with plenty of breast tissue! I'm so happy to hear everything went well! xoxo
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You do look wonderful, I would say that you have a great outcome! So happy that your recovery is going well.
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You really look wonderful! Glad your feeling so good:)
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One week post op

Happy Spring!
All going great! Living in my Genie bras so comfy! My scars are healing nicely, very little bruising! Have all my energy back and feeling great! Went shopping yesterday for some new tops! So exciting! Wishing all of you who have had surgery happy healing, and those of you waiting, it is so worth the wait! Thank you all for the support and well wishes. Breasts look about the same so not posting any pics! Have a great weekend!
Congrats on your explant!! I love being alllll naturallll!! So very happy for you!! There are a couple of us girls here in Denver and Wheat Ridge. We are trying to get together for coffee some time with our husbands included. You can never be too safe. So, if you are interested in meeting us we would love to get to know you. We would really like to start a support group.
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That's sounds wonderful but I'm in the UK :( xxxxxxxxxx
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Oh bummer Bluebell68! If you are ever in Colorado let us know :-)
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